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Unit description

Introduces students to diabetes management strategies including: different technologies to monitor blood glucose levels; glucose-lowering medicines and injection technique; nutrition therapy; physical activity guidelines; and approaches to psychosocial assessment.  Comprehensive person-centred assessment and care planning methods are explored.  The interdisciplinary nature of diabetes education and management is examined.  

Unit content

  • Principles of diabetes management
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose
  • Diabetes medications management
  • Psychosocial issues in diabetes

The unit learning outcomes address elements from Domain 1 (Clinical Practice), 3 (Research and Quality Improvement) and 5 (Leadership and Advocacy) of the National Competency Standards for Credentialled Diabetes Educators.

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss the relationships and referral processes within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
2demonstrate problem solving skills to manage hypoglycaemia
3explain the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret results
4critically appraise literature and translate evidence into practice
5apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes
6compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes management
7identify the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the relationships and referral processes within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
  2. demonstrate problem solving skills to manage hypoglycaemia
  3. explain the use of self-monitoring of blood glucose and interpret results
  4. critically appraise literature and translate evidence into practice
  5. apply nutrition therapy and physical activity guidelines to the management of pre-diabetes and diabetes
  6. compare and contrast glucose lowering medications used in diabetes management
  7. identify the psychosocial issues associated with diabetes self-management

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (3)
Workshop online 4 days (Once)
Assessment
Clinical skillsSR
Workbook50%
Case study50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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